While new system set to save millions, Senators still question past of statewide emergency radio project

While new system set to save millions, Senators still question past of statewide emergency radio project

A group of Senators gathered Monday morning to resolve lingering questions on the cost and a possible audit of the state’s emergency response radio system.

The current project, P25, is just the latest iteration of an ongoing program since 1996 to connect every policeman, firefighter and other first responders across a unified communication grid.

Monday, March 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Senators push for new bills to reduce prison recidivism

Senators push for new bills to reduce prison recidivism

The Senate Judiciary Committee investigated prison recidivism reform bills during a public hearing Monday.

“Our recidivism rate is 67 percent,” Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Bucks) said of the proportion of commonwealth inmates who return to jail at some point following their release. “It’s a failure.”

Greenleaf is the prime sponsor of Senate Bills 860, 1043, and 61, which aim to reduce recidivism through various means.

Monday, March 26, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Gov. Wolf outlines election reform package, urges end to gerrymandering

Gov. Wolf outlines election reform package, urges end to gerrymandering

On the eve of a public hearing to vet redistricting bills, Governor Tom Wolf Monday afternoon threw his weight behind a host of electoral reforms, including a bipartisan redistricting commission.

Monday, March 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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